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Charles Shortie Appellant v. Rochelle George Individually and as the...

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:51:22 GMT

CHARLES SHORTIE APPELLANT v. ROCHELLE GEORGE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARIES OF ONER K. SHORTIE, DECEASED APPELLEE BEFORE GRIFFIS, P.J., FAIR AND WILSON, JJ.ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLANT: WILLIAM R. STRIEBECKROBERT A. BIGGS III ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: JAMES BYRNES GRENFELL A 1. This appeal considers whether Mississippi or South Carolina law should govern the distribution of settlement funds in a wrongful-death action where a South Carolina resident was killed in a motor-vehicle accident in Mississippi.




Fly the flag'? Rift in Mississippi over Confederate symbol

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:46:34 GMT

BILOXI, Miss. - As a warm breeze wafts in from the Gulf of Mexico, Carol Mize paces across the street from Biloxi's white marble City Hall.




Having a voice: Tyler Edmonds seeks compensation from Mississippi for three years he spent in prison

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:19:43 GMT

Tyler Edmonds, 27, spends time in the Coffee House on 5th while on vacation visiting friends and family in Columbus. Edmonds was arrested for the murder of his brother-in-law Joey Fulgham when he was 13 and convicted at age 15 in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.




Murder suspect arrested in 20-year-old Columbus cold case

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:58:22 GMT

An arrest was made this week that could help close the book on a 20-year-old unsolved murder in Columbus. Investigators with the Columbus Police Department, along with other agencies from the state and region, said David Solomon Murray, II, 52, was arrested on Tuesday by the U.S. Marshal's Task Force in Jackson in connection with the murder of 78-year-old Mack Fowler in 1996.




Former Mississippi prison chief sentenced to nearly 20 years

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:16:15 GMT

Christopher Epps once called himself the "tallest hog at the trough," but he was cut down to size Wednesday when a judge sentenced Mississippi's former corrections commissioner to nearly 20 years in prison for crimes connected to more than $1.4 million in bribes. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate handed down the sentence, rejecting prosecutors' recommendation for a more lenient 13 years.




U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closely monitoring rising waters on Mississippi River

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:58:13 GMT

The Mississippi River is just over 48 feet and it hasn't crested just yet, but is starting to seep under the Vicksburg City flood wall and is affecting the levees. "Unlike anything we've ever seen before.




Mississippi black caucus: Rep. Karl Oliver should resign over lynch comment

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:13:12 GMT

Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Republican Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona apologized on Monday for referring to lynching in a Facebook post Saturday.




Mississippi ranks #1 in unrestrained child deaths

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:28:01 GMT

A new study shows a disturbing trend among children involved in deadly car crashes and the data shows adults are not buckling them in like they should. The study conducted by the Journal of Pediatrics says in 38 percent of deadly car crashes, involving children, they were unrestrained or improperly restrained.




Three Mississippi Teens Charged With Murder Of 6-Year-Old

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:54:39 GMT

There are now three teenagers said to be involved with 6-year-old Kingston Frazier's abduction and death. District Attorney Michael Guest said authorities are still looking for the gun used to kill Kingston but are confident they have enough evidence against the three teen suspects to proceed without it.




Navy to break ground on solar facility at Mississippi base

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:03:50 GMT

The U.S. Navy has announced a groundbreaking ceremony for a solar generation facility at a base in Mississippi.




'Fly the flag'? Rift in Mississippi over Confederate symbol

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:02:02 GMT

In this May 18, 2017 photograph, Carol Mize holds a Mississippi flag and a sign as she protests outside City Hall in Biloxi, Miss., against Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich's decision to remove the state flag from display at city buildings because it contains the Confederate battle emblem. less In this May 18, 2017 photograph, Carol Mize holds a Mississippi flag and a sign as she protests outside City Hall in Biloxi, Miss., against Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich's decision to remove the state flag from ... more In this March 15, 2017 file photograph, Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes, D-Gulfport, speaks at a news conference on the gender pay gap at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss.




Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:32:38 GMT

Mississippi is violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a civil rights group alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit over school funding. The lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four African-American mothers with children in public elementary schools asks a federal judge to force the state's leaders to comply with the 1870 law, which says Mississippi must never deprive any citizen of the "school rights and privileges" described in its 1868 constitution.




Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:32:37 GMT

Mississippi is violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a civil rights group alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit over school funding. The lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four black public school students asks a federal judge to force the state's leaders to comply with the 1870 law, which says Mississippi must never deprive any citizen of the "school rights and privileges" described in its 1868 constitution.




Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:32:36 GMT

Mississippi's leaders are being sued again over school funding, this time by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four black public school students. A man sentenced to death for killing nine worshippers in a racist attack at a Charleston church has petitioned an appeals court for mercy.




Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Diagnosed Energy...

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:42:13 GMT

A person with mesothelioma in Mississippi will need some of the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys if they hope to get properly compensated" NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, May 23, 2017 / EINPresswire.com / -- The Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are advocates for people in Mississippi who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and our number one passion is making certain a person like this receives the very best possible financial compensation. Power or energy workers with mesothelioma should be one of the top groups for the best possible financial compensation in Mississippi as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303.




St. Martin grad headed to Ivy League inspires others at graduation

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:06:31 GMT

Alyssa Britton addressed her fellow St. Martin High School graduates - 279 of them - as a true trailblazer Monday night at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. When she steps on the Harvard campus for the 2017-18 school year, she will be the first St. Martin graduate to ever attend the prestigious academic institution.




Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:36:01 GMT

In this Dec. 12, 2016, photograph, Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, listens to discussion during a meeting of the House Corrections Committee at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Oliver apologized Monday, May 22, 2017,, for saying on his Facebook page that Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states.